Umut earned his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University and was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics at Harvard University. Since then, he has been working in the biotechnology start up environment, as Sr. Deep Learning Scientist at Quantum-Si (4Catalyzer company), Director of AI at AI Therapeutics, Head of Machine Learning Research at Cellarity (Flagship Pioneering company), and Chief Innovation Officer at Doctor Evidence.
Umut is driven by a desire to “solve the unsolvable” by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare decision-making and emerging biomedical and biotech innovation. Umut’s previous experience includes both leadership and hands-on roles developing pioneering AI and machine-learning-based platforms, innovation tools and algorithms for biomedical intelligence, biomedical devices, drug repurposing, discovery, and development, protein engineering.